Argan oil is extracted from the fruit of the Argan tree, a species unique to the southwestern Moroccan desert. Many people are familiar with branded “Moroccan Oil,” which actually often contains very little argan and instead is filled with silicone, artificial preservatives, dyes and fragrances.
A growing number of people are beginning to adopt natural argan oil into their daily routines. Like the tree that provides us with precious argan fruit, this nutty oil is highly adaptable. From hair, to skin to delicious recipes, here are ten ways you can use this natural wonder!
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1) All-over body moisturizer
Argan oil is most commonly used as a moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin. As opposed to many conventional moisturizers it is non-greasy and non-irritating. You only need a few drops and with a gentle rubbing motion, it effortlessly absorbs into your skin.
2) Lip Moisturizer
In winter, lips are prone to cracking and soreness because of the cold dry air. Argan oil can help rejuvenate your lips and give a natural supple look without the waxy texture of many paraben-based lip balms.
3) Hair Conditioner
Argan oil is often used as an alternative to conventional hair conditioners to treat dry and damaged hair that has long been prey to harmful blow-drying, straightening and curling. After a shower, while your hair is still wet, rub a few drops into your scalp and then add a touch more to the main body of your hair and the ends.
4) Overnight Hair Treatment
If you find that using Argan oil as a conditioner is too heavy for your liking, try using it as a rejuvenating overnight hair-mask. Before going to sleep, massage a generous amount of oil into your scalp and wrap your hair in a towel. Upon awakening, wash your hair normally, and you will be left with a luminous sheen and a revitalized look.
5) Taming Agent & Split-End Treatment
On a hot windy day or after blow-drying, argan oil is a great taming agent that makes frizzy hair more manageable. Rub a few drops between your fingers, and then comb them through your dry hair for a natural look and gleaming shine.
6) Nature’s Super Food*
Try marinating thick slices of goat cheese in a mixture of pure argan oil, paprika and honey for 20 minutes. Place on small slices of grainy toast and warm through in the oven, then serve with a light mixed salad for a fresh and easy summer starter. (See the full recipe here - http://www.argan-oils.co.uk/recipes/Hot+Goats+Cheese+Starter.htm)
*Note – our Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil may smell good enough to eat, but if you’re going to cook with argan oil, make sure to buy it in its pure form.
7) Nourishing Treatment for Sunburned Skin
After skin is sunburnt it is inflamed, dry and prone to peeling. Argan oil’s antioxidants soothe irritation and deeply nourish damaged skin. To help reduce peeling, gently apply oil a few times a day until your skin has recovered.
8) Face treatment - Improve Skin Tone and Texture
Acne is often the result of oily skin. Many facial products leave skin shiny and oily, but since argan is non-greasy it helps balance and soothe afflicted skin. Argan’s natural antioxidants also help reduce inflammation.
9) Skin & Face Brightener
Want to add some glow to your look? Add a drop of argan oil to your foundation, bronzer or tinted moisturizer for a radiant, shimmering look.
10) Hand, Heel and Cuticle Treatment
Argan oil’s softening ability is ideal for those suffering from brittle nails, or dry cracking skin on your hands or feet. Just a small amount of this oil will hydrate parched, uncomfortable areas, returning your skin and nails to their nourished natural state.
Nourish Organic’s range of products are USDA-certified, and our Argan Oil is cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan. The beauty industry is not regulated by the government or FDA, meaning that companies can write “organic” or “natural” on their skincare products, even if only 5% of the ingredients are really natural or organic and the rest contain potentially harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals or EDTA.
Our Replenishing Argan Oil is comprised of 95-100% organic ingredients that we have organically sourced without pesticides or herbicides. We have combined replenishing argan with nourishing pomegranate, rosehip and essential oils that deeply hydrate even the driest skin and hair. Not only is it great for quick relief, but also for consistent daily use to maintain your skin’s pristine natural texture and tone.
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